Adjusting the preload won't change the seat height -- until there's actually weight on it, but even then I think the height difference is negligible. All the adjustment does is make the spring think it has more compression on it than it does. 1 is the 'softest' setting.So my ? Is from 1-5 which will lower the seat the most?
See post number 5 in THIS THREAD. There also some details on using that tool that works best for me. YMMV. Some members have found that if the saddlebags are removed the shocks can be adjusted by hand, easier if the bike is on a center stand. Others have used a strap wrench or found that a spanner tool they already have works. Since I never remove my bags unless maintenance being done I just used the tool. Actually, I set it and forget it once I found I like where I have it.Is there a part number for the correct suspension adjustment wrench ? please.
I now have the magic wrench to adjust the preload, but searched the forum and nobody mentioned which way to turn each shock, is it clockwise for one and counter-clockwise for another side ? I did not get a dentist mirror, but could to see the tag/number, but thought if it was simple, to ask here